Vodafone: The number of large-scale IoT projects has doubled in the past year

Vodafone has released its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report providing further insights about the current state of the industry.

The most notable statistic is that the number of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has doubled in the past 12 months.

Businesses in the Americas are leading the pack with 19 percent of companies having more than 10,000 devices — compared to 12 percent in Europe, and just 7 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

According...

By Ryan Daws, 27 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Dealing with the endpoint security weaknesses of the Internet of Things

From vending machines that can autonomously send in refill orders to standalone surveillance cameras, the IoT is showing dramatic growth, and some authorities expect that by 2025 there may be over 75 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. Unfortunately, this poses a great challenge for endpoint and network security monitoring practices, as the exponential...

By Rick Delgado, 22 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

BT and Hitachi Vantara collaborate on industrial and enterprise IoT

BT, a communications services and solutions provider, and Hitachi Vantara have formed a partnership to develop innovative solutions in industrial and enterprise IoT.

The collaboration will aims on driving better business outcomes for their customers worldwide, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings. In the beginning, they will explore and design asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in manufacturing and transportation.

Bas...

By IoT News, 21 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Hitachi unveils new entity Vantara, launches first commercial Lumada IoT platform offering

Hitachi has launched a new business entity named ‘Hitachi Vantara’ to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.

Hitachi Vantara will bring together the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara, which will capitalise on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both...

By IoT News, 21 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

DHL and Huawei team up for inbound to manufacturing logistics IoT solution

DHL Supply Chain and Huawei Technologies, have launched a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application in partnership at an automotive site in Liuzhou focused on manufacturing and logistics.

The NB-IoT is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site. The execution of this IoT solution was done at a minimum by leveraging the existing infrastructure and limited investments. The proof...

By IoT News, 18 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT economics ‘increasingly compelling’, argues Verizon in new report

A new market research report titled “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017” published by Verizon, states that IoT is at the core of digital transformation in 2017, 73% of executives either researching or currently deploying the technology.

There are 8.4 billion connected devices in use today, up 31% from 2016, the study adds.

The report suggests that the economics of IoT are increasingly compelling and the B2B space will benefit first, generating nearly 70% of potential value enabled by...

By IoT News, 14 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

IDC argues huge opportunities afoot for the global IoT services market

Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities exist for service providers of all types across every global region, according to the latest analysis from research firm IDC.

In its latest market report, titled “Worldwide Internet of Things Services Forecast, 2017-2021”, IDC argues the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions represented 52.2%, 34.4% and 13.4% of the worldwide IoT services market opportunity in 2016. It states that project-based services represented the highest percentage of market opportunity in...

By IoT News, 11 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The Internet of Things in agriculture: A guide

Agricultural technologies with data support include sensors, communications, data storage and aggregation, optimization equipment, big data and analytics, IT and mobile platforms. "Analytics and big data" were named as their priority among 46% of all surveyed executives. In second place in popularity is "product safety and traceability of products" (29%), and biological science (29%).

Agricultural technologies

The task of information technology is to maximize automation of all stages of the production cycle...

By Suren Arustamyan, 06 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

IoT data deluge forcing organisations to invest in storage and server infrastructure

From the edge to the cloud, the massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) are already having a noticeable impact on enterprise IT, according to the latest note from analyst firm 451 Research.

According to the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects report, organisations deploying IoT are planning increases in storage capacity, network edge equipment, server infrastructure, and off-premises cloud infrastructure in the coming 12 months.

The study, which...

By James Bourne, 05 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Oracle collaborates with Mitsubishi Electric to develop IoT platform for smart manufacturing

Software giant Oracle has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic products, to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing.

Mitsubishi Electric developed its new FA-IT Open Platform for factory automation using Oracle Cloud. The platform uses edge computing between devices and business applications to enable rapid collection, analysis, and utilisation of data at production site.

Toshiya Takahashi, corporate executive group senior vice president,...

By IoT News, 01 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.